The Merry Milestone, Ocean Front Villa at Spanish Lagoon*

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Sun loungers, beach towels
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Sun loungers, beach towels

Overview of The Merry Milestone, Ocean Front Villa at Spanish Lagoon*

The Merry Milestone, Ocean Front Villa at Spanish Lagoon*

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMangel Halto Beach8 min walk
  • AirportOranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.)7 min drive
  • Popular LocationAyo Rock Formations9 min drive
  • Popular LocationHooiberg (Haystack Mountain)12 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8
4306 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Merry Milestone, Ocean Front Villa at Spanish Lagoon*

Waterfront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
Our very spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom ocean front villa combines some of the most spectacular views over the lagoon and its reef with comfortable accommodation for up to 8 persons. Only a few miles south from the airport, the villa is located in the quiet area between the well-known restaurant Marina Pirata and popular Mangel Halto beach with the sea right in front of the house. The sandy beach at Mangel Halto is only a 5 minute walk!
Surrounded by a lush tropical garden, our fully air-conditioned house has a large porch overlooking the crystal blue ocean and reef with comfortable outside furniture including a dining table with 8 seats, a fully equipped -kitchen with breakfast area, a large open plan living area with flat screen TV and 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms:
The large Master bedroom has a King size bed right next to the largest bathroom. Next to that, a twin bedroom with 2 single beds. Next, a double bedroom with King size bed and a bathroom, which is shared by these two rooms. The 4th bedroom is a small double with a Queen size bed with its own entrance and bathroom in a separate part of th house, behind the large porch. See layout photo for details. Our laundry room with washing machine and dryer is at your disposal and of course you can stay in touch with the outside world via free WiFi.
Tastefully furnished, the Merry Milestone is for rent all year round on a weekly basis. The property has a built up area of 400m2 on a total lot of 1275m2. Activities within walking distance include swimming, diving, kayak trips (organised a few minutes walk along the shore) and snorkeling. Some good restaurants are within easy reach, as well as a small but well-stocked supermarket. For exciting nightlife, Oranjestad is a mere 10 minutes drive away.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have specific requirements or questions!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Barbara Schiphorst
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Direct access to the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's books
  • Children's dinnerware


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Water sports equipment
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Safety features

  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 4306 sq ft (400 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Merry Milestone Ocean Front Villa Spanish Lagoon Pos Chiquito
Merry Milestone Ocean Front n
The Merry Milestone Ocean Front Villa at Spanish Lagoon
The Merry Milestone Ocean Front Villa at Spanish Lagoon
The Merry Milestone Ocean Front Villa at Spanish Lagoon*

About this area


Located in Savaneta, this vacation home is on the waterfront. Cas di Cultura Theatre and Cultural Center and Cosecha Aruban Craft Design & Heritage are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Balashi Gold Smelter Ruins and Gold Mine Ranch. Traveling with kids? Consider Blue Parrotfish Water Park, or check out an event or a game at Guillermo Prospero Trinidad Stadium. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Mangel Halto Beach - 8 min walk
  • Ayo Rock Formations - 9 min drive
  • Lourdes Grotto - 11 min drive
  • Hooiberg (Haystack Mountain) - 12 min drive
  • Conchi Natural Pool - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport (AUA) - 7 min drive


  • La Granja — 4 min drive
  • Chris' Restaurant — 5 min drive
  • The Island Shop — 5 min drive
  • House of Cakes — 6 min drive
  • Zeerover — 6 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 90%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Outstanding home and vacation in Aruba
First of all really want to thank Barbara in easing our concerns about scheduling our trip during these pandemic times, she was wonderful and reassuring! The home was just perfect for our family of 8, some tweens, teens and young adult children with mom and dad. Layout is great, the beds were comfortable, kitchen well stocked with nice appliances, linens and towels plentiful. Location in our minds can't be beat. It was our first time in Aruba and we debated about staying up near the hotels but this was much better for our family. Really could drive anywhere within 20-25" max except maybe the periphery of the National Park. The best snorkeling we found was right across the road and at Mangel Halto just down the street! We brought our own snorkel gear, really a must if you like to snorkel as we could go whenever we wanted. Rik, the property manager, was excellent, went over the top on New Year's Day when the dryer wouldn't turn on, didn't expect anything to be done that day, but he was there within the hour for a quick fix. Really can't say enough about this property, the island and people of Aruba. Thanks Barbara and Rik!
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5/5 Excellent

Excellent Vacation Home
My husband, sister and brother-in-law and I stayed at the Merry Milestone for 10 days. This was a perfect location for us. Rik met us upon arrival and gave us plenty of information about the house and island, and also restaurant recommendations. He was also available any time we had a question or needed something. We enjoyed having coffee every morning on the patio. The beds were very comfortable, the linens were really good quality. We had plenty of dishes and cookware. The appliances were good quality and in good working condition. We liked that we were in a neighborhood, although you could not see another house from the back yard. We were able to put the beach chairs in the trunk and take to the beach, beach towels were also available, and not the cheap flimsy kind either. The property is beautiful, just like the pictures! The only negative is we would like to have had 2 more comfortable/full size chairs on the patio, the beach chairs were too low to see the beautiful sea. Can't wait to go again, we hope to make this annual event. Barbara was very easy to work with prior to out stay.
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5/5 Excellent

Spacious beautiful clean.
It was more than what we expected in beauty and peaceful. Very please and highly recommend this house.
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5/5 Excellent

Home in Aruba
We have utilized this home multiple it times. The property is kept in great shape. Barbara ensures that the house is maintained and upgraded for your comfort. The view of the spanish lagoon is wonderful, no better backdrop to Aruba. Area is quiet and close to beach. Access to the water will ensure your days are carefree and special. I really enjoyed morning snorkeling and afternoon dips to cool my heals. If you dont want to cook, within minutes of several restaurants. and there are places to supply your needs for cooking or refreshments. This place ensures you have more of what you need...quiet, access to real nature of Aruba and the piece of mind that comes with a well managed property. My guests and family love being here and will return.
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5/5 Excellent

Great Vacation Rental!
This was our second year spending a month at the Merry Milestone and we couldn't be happier with the location, accommodations, owner (who takes the opportunity every year to update and upgrade the property) and the local manager (excellent communications). We've already booked for 2021 - that's how much we love it.
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